Let’s face it, I’m a software whore. I look at a lot of software. I enjoy playing with new software. I appreciate software that is designed well, both from a functional and aesthetic standpoint.
I recently came across Elements, by Ntractive. I don’t want to over-sell it, but it’s quite possibly the most beautiful software I’ve ever seen! It is simply stunning!
What does Elements do? Well… the short answer would be, Small Business Management. For the in-depth answer you should browse through the pages of their site… it’s all laid out in simplistic beauty. Basically, Elements is a Personal Information Manager (PIM), A Customer Relations Manager (CRM), a communication / collaboration tool… and a whole lot of other things too. And, it’s all built on Web 2.0 technologies, so it’s flexible and scalable.
As a quick side-note, I would also like to take a moment to comment on Ntractive’s website… wow! It’s also a thing of beauty. I carefully went through it page-by-page. It had me glued to my seat (yes, I’m a dork). Everything from the graphic treatment, to the layout and flow, to the content is excellent. It’s a model of simplicity, usability, and beauty.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am really impressed with what I’ve seen so far of Elements, and Ntractive. I should probably mention though, that I haven’t actually had the pleasure of using Elements. It’s currently in development (pre-beta). But, I can safely say that if the attention to detail that these guys have shown in the product interface, and the website are any indication of what the final product will be… it will rock!